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Flowerlady



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Which Leek ?? Reply with quote

I know lots of us grow the beautiful thick Bleu Solaise leeks for later in the year but ...

... which types do you gow for a quicker longer thinner leek ??? There are so many to choose from!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've grown leek Armor in the past Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sown my Armor wards but so far no show! How long did yours take to germinate?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shall have a look in my book. Just a mo

Just been looking back Flo and I've written down when I sowed, I've not yet found when I planted them out, or indeed when they germinated

I think they can take a while to germinate, eg 14 - 18 days. I sowed some onions on 12 March Flo and one of those is through as at yesterday = 9 days. They are in the conservatory in an unheated propagator

How many days ago did you sow?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way Flo, I think you wanted something different to Musselburgh but if your Armor fail to germinate I can send you some M's as I've got plenty of seed Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can I have some Ms please Wardy?
I've got some of the blue leeks from realseeds somewhere....but can I find the buggers? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Course you can shug. I will despatch some post haste Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fanks Wardy! Laughing

Leek seeds arrived today and I'm looking forward to a long easter weekend of sowing and 'mashin up' as you say in me shed, so absolute perfect timing Cool

My 'little puppy' is now almost as tall as me on her hind legs so anywhere I can reach, so can she. Shocked
and guess what? She lurves compost Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm faffing about with seed this afternoon too as I am clear of distractions Very Happy

Don't let your dog eat the compost Tara as it might upset her tummy. Anyway it's too dear to feed to the dog Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Which Leek ?? Reply with quote

Flowerlady wrote:
I know lots of us grow the beautiful thick Bleu Solaise leeks for later in the year but ...

... which types do you gow for a quicker longer thinner leek ??? There are so many to choose from!!


I also sow the Jaune du Poitou which are early and not winter hardy but I don't think - from memory - they are very long Confused This yr they took ages togerminate, sown 10/03, only starting to hatch....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afraid I'm boring - grow Musselborough because it is reliable and very hardy, and also sets seed for next year. Can't remember when I last bought a packet..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think they're boring Very Happy

They go a lilacy colour when they get frosted and they shine in the evening sun. If you plant em next to red kale it's a feast for the eyes it really is. They are very good to eat too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

successful is never boring Laughing

never got to sow 'em yet....best laid plans and all that Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wardy wrote:
I don't think they're boring Very Happy

They go a lilacy colour when they get frosted and they shine in the evening sun. If you plant em next to red kale it's a feast for the eyes it really is. They are very good to eat too Very Happy


I like that idea!! Razz

Discovered some lovely leeks on the abandoned plot right neXt to mine!! Wink

So far I only have tiny Bandit leeks coming up!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled a load of leeks from my plot yesterday. The bleeding rabbits had eaten most of the green but there was still plenty of white bit left. I made a huge vat of veggie beany casserole Very Happy Picked some beetroots anorl. Wahay Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was bought some Swiss Giant Zermatt seeds at the w/e so guess I will have no shortage of leeks this year after all!!! Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be short of leeks would be unthinkable! Imagine. The very idea Shocked
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